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Dictionary definition for: Persist

1. (v) continue to exist; "These stories die hard" "The legend of Elvis endures"

2. (v) be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night" "The child persisted and kept asking questions"

3. (v) stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room" "The hostility remained long after they made up"

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